Prince Charles Travels in Luxury Jet to Denounce Wealth Creation in the Name of the Climate

Prince Charles doesn’t think much of the capitalist system that generates the wealth to sustain his royal lifestyle:

Prince Charles spoke of an “economic system that seems to have enormous shortcomings” at one of the final events of his four day royal tour of the United States. …

The Prince of Wales told the invited audience: “We are standing at a moment of substantial transition where we face the dual challenges of a world view and an economic system that seem to have enormous shortcomings, together with an environmental crisis – including that of climate change – which threatens to engulf us all.”

The imaginary climate change crisis is allegedly occurring because we peasants haven’t submitted to a lower standard of living with sufficient alacrity.

The Prince … spoke to the assembled crowd about the need to “adapt to the effects of climate change,” stressing that sustainable economic growth should not be sacrificed for “‘unlimited’ economic growth”.

Meanwhile, this is how the World’s Most Useless Person has been getting from place to place to denounce economic growth:

It is a luxury jet equipped with its own presidential area and is billed by its owners as The Head of State. And for a total of four days, it is the preferred mode of transport for Prince Charles on his tour of the United States. …

MailOnline estimates that the aircraft would cost in the region of £250,000 to charter for four days on a trans-Atlantic trip. …

According to Masterjet, the aircraft has ‘a brand new interior with unique 26 passengers VIP configuration’.

There is also a bedroom, private office, bathroom and shower in the ‘presidential area’.

According to Chucklehead’s ideology, flying on a plane is bad, because carbon emissions cause the climate to change. But it’s all right when he does it.

In March 2007, he used the Royal Flight to travel to Scotland instead of using a more environmentally friendly alternative. He flew on the HS125 from RAF Lyneham, near his Highgrove Estate to the Queen Mother’s former country house near Balmoral.

At the time, environmentalists estimated that the carbon footprint for the 500-mile trip was more than 15,000kg per passenger – compared to a mere 60kg for travelling by train.

The grotesque extravagance of his US trip is characteristic.

In 2008 he spent almost £700,000 on a tour of the Far East, while in March 2009 he spent a further £698,890 on a trip to South America.

Although in December 2013, Prince Charles spent £246,160 on a private jet for the state funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

A trip to India and Sri Lanka cost a further £350,000 while a five-day tour of the Middle East cost a further £228,426.

Louis XVI never had it half as good. Plus Louis XVI never told the peasants that they needed to go hungry for the sake of the climate. Yet he lost his head, while Prince Chuckles is about to be made King. People are a lot more patient than they used to be. Or maybe we just have lower opinions of ourselves.

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Chuckles is to royalty what Obama is to presidents.

On tips from JusttheTipHQ. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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